IATP, SEHN, and CPI/CU announce the availability of comments submitted Jan
7, 2000 to the EUP on the Monsanto application for an Experimental Use
Permit for Cry3Bb transgenic corn, engineered to emit Bt through roots and
root exudates for the management of corn rootworms. The comments raise a
host of critical new questions related to soil health and ecological
impacts that must be answered before this new technology is adopted.
The comments as submitted to the EPA are accessible at:
An electronically enhanced version will be posted in the next few days.
This EUP begins the scientific review and public debate on what is bound
to be the most important and high stakes GMO crop technology moving through
the U.S. regulatory review process in year 2000.
Charles Benbrook CU FQPA site www.ecologic-ipm.com
Benbrook Consulting Services Ag BioTech InfoNet www.biotech-info.net
5085 Upper Pack River Road IPM site www.pmac.net
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
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